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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Aircraft Down: Radio traffic reporter hurt last night in plane crash

Who: A longtime  KFI-AM radio traffic reporter Mike Nolan was one of two people seriously injured in a Southern California plane crash. Nolan is expected to survive. Authorities say his passenger is an 18-year-old whose name has not been released. Federal Aviation Administration records show Nolan is the plane's registered owner.
What: Aircraft was an single-engine Cessna 182 that crashed Friday night near Corona Municipal airport in Riverside County.
Where: Corona Police Lt. Shawn Dredla says the plane crashed in a residential area of Corona, took out power lines in its descent and started a fire that was quickly contained. There were no other damages or injuries on the ground.
Why: KFI says it appears the cause was engine malfunction.
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